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  1. CMC Thursday Night Poetry Jam

    Gainesville’s longest-running open mic poetry reading–25 years and counting. All styles invited–from Beat to Baroque, formal to freestyle, spoken word to academic, and everything in between. All forms of word-based art welcome: poetry of every possible sort, short prose, miniature theatrical pieces, word-centered performance art,…

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  2. Union Academy and Friends

    The Matheson History Museum is pleased to welcome back local historian Alfred Awbrey to share his research into the fate of the buildings that once housed Union Academy, Gainesville’s first school for African Americans. Using original archival research, Mr. Awbrey will reveal details about Union…

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  3. The Sound of the Sea

    The Matheson History Museum welcomes back journalist and author Cynthia Barnett on Sunday, December 5, to discuss her newest book “The Sound of the Sea: Seashells and the Fate of the Oceans.” A book signing will follow her presentation. Proceeds from the sale of books…

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  4. AnArtists Free Art Workshop for all adults no experience necessary!

    Every first Tuesday of the month, AnArtists, a volunteer group which advocates that doing art is healthy for everyone, offers a free workshop for all adults (no Experience Necessary) 2401 SW Archer Road at UF HealthStreet. Plenty of free parking on site. We invite local…

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  5. 352Creates: Create in Place

    Join 352Creates to help demonstrate that creativity can engage and promote healthy communities. You are invited to be part of the Create in Place movement — the second Friday of every month. Make a craft, cook a meal, record a song or do whatever it…

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  6. Jazz on the Green Series

    4949 Celebration Pointe Ave., Gainesville, FL 32608 The Second Saturday of Every Month – 7 PM to 9 PM If you enjoy Jazz you will love this series!¬† Bring your lawn chair, enjoy the open air show in the cool of the evening!    

  7. Book Launch for “Local Lives in a Global Pandemic”

    The Matheson History Museum and the Writers Alliance of Gainesville (WAG) are thrilled to see this project come to fruition. On Thursday, December 16 we will launch our book “Local Lives in a Global Pandemic: Stories from North Central Florida.” The anthology was edited by…

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  8. Carillon Recital

    The Sunday Afternoon Concert Series offers listeners the chance to hear the UF Carillon performed in a 50-minute recital. Programs are distributed at the south base of the tower and listeners are encouraged to find a location at least 100 feet from the tower for…